Created on Oct. 11, 2013, 12:17 a.m. by Hevok & updated by Hevok on Nov. 25, 2013, 9:06 p.m.

The Gerontology Ontology (the Ontology for Aging and Longevity, GERO) is a mid-level ontology representing aging-related phenomena from the molecular and cellular levels to the social and demographic level. It aims to support gerontological research by formalizing a conceptualization of the aging process, thereby making knowledge on aging machine-readable.

Following the role model of the Infectious Disease Ontology, a species-independent mid-level ontology will be constructed, from which species-specific ontologies can be derived from (e.g. GERO-Mouse, GERO-Human, etc.).

GERO aims at joining the OBO community and applies the principles for ontology development of the OBO Foundry [].

To join the mailing list of this project, please send a mail to gero [at]

Contact person: Daniel Wuttke, University of Liverpool, age [at]


Tags: death, Longevity, longevity, aging research, formalization, senescence
Categories: News
Parent: Ontology

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